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Mar 18, 2013 6:00am PDT
could get hung up. something like that could hold the throttle open. >> the uncle of marcus and the father of chase issued this statement saying in part, quote, there are no words to express our sore roe. >> our family has been racing for four generations and loves the sport that has now brought us so much pain. chase johnson is a senior at petaluma high school. just 17 but has won 140 races including last year's sprint car championship. he wasn't hurt in this weekend's accident. autopsies will be conducted on marcus and the other victim. we will talk about why marcus was even in the pit in the first place, because he was not an official member of his cousin's crew. >> thank you very much, marla. >> 6:02. the man accused of stealing a luxury yacht from the salsa lee ta harbor is expected to return to court for a preliminary hearing. prosecutors say he stole the 80-foot, 82-foot sailboat, darling, and ended up beaching it in pacifica. he is being held on $1 million bail. >>> the oakland police department is working on a brand new way to fight crime. the department will talk a
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Mar 18, 2013 5:30pm PDT
on the phone that afternoon and said something terrible happened. marcus is dead. >> reporter: bob johnson describes how he learned that his 14-year-old grand son was dead. the sprint car driven by his 17-year-old cousin, chase johnson, spun out of control. >> marcus got killed by chase. it is unbelievable. >> reporter: what is especially tough, that marcus got killed by a sport that has defined his family for four generations. his great grandfather started racing in the 50s and every grand son inherited the same passion. young marcus spent nearly all of his free time around cars. he looked up to his older cousin, chase, who was making his mark in the racing world with 140 wins under his
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Mar 18, 2013 5:00am PDT
to be conducted an marcus and the other victim. coming up at 5:30, we'll talk more about why marcus wa was in the pit in the first place. he was not an official member of his cousin's crew. >> tragic story all the way around. >>> a motorcycle rider was killed in a multi-car crash on interstate 680 near walnut creek. this happened around 6:00 p.m. just south of rutgers road. a nissan 360 z bursed into flames. a witness says the motorcycle and another car were driving recklessly before the accident. they are urging anybody to see this to contact the chp. >>> a vallejo shop will be out of business for a while have a pickup truck crashed through its front door. it happened yesterday athe thrift store on sonoma boulevard. more than 40 people inside when the truck barreled through the door and into a check-out station. four people, including the driver, were hurt. three of them had to be take tonight hospital. investigators are still trying to figure out how the driver lost control of the truck. >>> police releasing a sketch of a suspect wanted for an attempted kidnapping. investigators say
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Mar 24, 2013 11:00pm PDT
ahead at 11:00 -- >> goodbye for now. goodbye for now, marcus. >> the emotional tribute to the 14-year-old boy killed on a racetrack near sacramento last weekend. >>> plus, a first for san francisco police. they say they have never caught this many people vandalizing property like this before. >>> and we'll hear from the winners of today's oakland marathon. why the men's division champ waved off congratulations. >>> and we had nice weather for that to wrap up the weekend. and as you head back to work or school tomorrow morning, you'll find low clouds, a little bit of mist out there as the marine layer sweeps back. in we do, though have, bigger changes in the seven-day forecast, which will toss some spring showers our way. we'll show you when we come right back. >>> more incidents and more airlines getting fined. >> there is no resolution. >> the loophole that allows airlines to underreport missing pets. the investigative unit monday at 11:00 on nbc bay area news. >>> a new tribute unveiled today for the victims of the deadly san bruno pipeline explosion. the dedication took place at th
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Mar 18, 2013 4:30am PDT
killed in a crash at a raceway. the family of marcus johnson owns this muffler shop. friends bringing flowers and balloons leaving messages of support for the family. he was killed when a car on the marysville raceway lost control and slammed right into a pit crew. it was driven by his 17-year-old cousin, chase johnson. >> this is a total tragedy. it really hits the heart really bad. >> it is just sad that this happens. it is a risic that we take when we go racing. >> unfortunately, also died a 68-year-old man, also killed. the driver, chase johnson, was not injured. >>> this morning, pope francis is preparing for his installation mass in vatican city. hundreds of thousands of people are expected to pack st. peter's square to see the pope. leaders from all over the world are expected to be there. vice president joe biden arrived late last night. he will leave the u.s. delegation. today, pope francis will meet with the president of his home country of argentina. the two have had a contentious relationship, specially over the issue of same-sex marriage legalized in 2010. 150,000 visited
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Mar 21, 2013 12:35am PDT
and the winner of last season's "chopped all-stars. chef marcus samuelsson is cooking for us tonight! [ cheers and applause ] red rooster in the house! >> steve: red rooster. yum. >> jimmy: i love that guy. hey, guys, one thing i've noticed is that people and animals can be in the exact same setting and be thinking two totally different things. what kind of things? let's find out in a segment we call "animal thoughts." [ cheers and applause ] ♪ moo woof bahh oooh, animal thoughts ♪ >> jimmy: so guys, i'm going to let you in on a little secret. i'm basically a mind reader. i can tell what people and animals are thinking just by looking at the way they interact with each other. like, for example, take a look at this. here we see a man on the beach bending down to feed a duck. that's very nice. you can tell just by looking at the man that he's thinking, "want some bread?" the duck is thinking something very different. the duck is thinking, "no, thanks, i'm trying the no-carb thing for a while." see, it's two very different thoughts. >> steve: different. >> jimmy: let me give you another examp
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Mar 24, 2013 5:00pm PDT
-year-old marcus johnson held a private funeral yesterday and today was a chance for the community to participate as well. johnson was killed when his 17-year-old cousin spun out of control during a pre-race warm-up last weekend. a 68-year-old man was also killed. he owned another race car at that track. today johnson's family, friends, teachers, and coaches shared their memories as they grieved a young life lost too soon. >> i know several of the players, one of them i liked immediately was marcus. he stood out because of his friendly demeanor and hard work ethic. >> johnson was an eighth grader at rincon valley middle school in santa rosa. his family says his dream of all dreams was to drive a ferrari formula one race car on tracks around the world. >>> this evening, the chp is trying to figure out what a man was doing on an open freeway when he was hit by a car and killed. the chp says it happened about 12:30 this afternoon on eastbound 580 near dutton avenue. the three right lanes were blocked for a few hours while investigators were on the scene. investigators say the man may
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Mar 25, 2013 11:00am PDT
have been for something different. >> it was so surreal. we couldn't help but marcus would have thought of all this, especially being on sportscenter. i know he would have much rather been on sportscenter for a fadeaway game winning buzzer than all of this. >> marcus was hit by his cousin who spun out of control in a race car during a warm-up lap. a 68-year-old man was also killed in that accident. >>> a new tribute for the victims of the deadly pipeline explosion is now on display. the dedication took place yesterday morning at the bethany presbyterian church after palm sunday services. three of the eight people killed in that blast were members of this church's congregation. they painted the mural, a phoenix rising from the ashes, healing waters and a rainbow of hope. survivors have continued to press for pipeline safety reforms. >>> the coast guard called officers for a missing 22-year-old man from half moon bay who vanished swimming in the office. he went to the beach yesterday afternoon to play soccer and swim with friends. a friend says lopez went into the water and disappeared. t
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Mar 18, 2013 6:00pm PDT
will think that all the time. >> reporter: marcus's classmates and family are having a tough time with it. >> he had his whole life ahead of him and one little mistake and he's gone. it's very, very sad and tragic. it hurts my heart because i can think what if that was one of my kids. i can't imagine. >> reporter: bob johnson says his grand son, chase, is really hurting, but he says marcus wouldn't want him to give up on the family sport. >> i know that marcus would say to chase you drive the car. i don't want you to stop racing because of me. you drive that car. >> reporter: chase's grandfather says whatever he decides to do, whether he continues racing or gives it up his family will be behind him. tonight the sheriff's investigators are reportedly looking at a mechanical failure as a potential car. the steering wheel came off sending his grand son's car out of control. reporting live in petaluma, i'm jodi hernandez. >>> school closures, teacher layoffs and larger classes all up for discussion in the south bay right now. there is an $8 million hole to fill. the superintendent says there
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Mar 17, 2013 6:00pm PDT
. >> reporter: the sheriff's department say 68-year-old dale wonderjam and marcus johnson were standing near each other in the pit area. april goreham is from a racing family and prior to races, she has been asked to sign a waiver in the pit area. >> to be in the pit area itself, you have to sign a waiver, whatever happens here, the track is not liable for. >> more on that story on nbc bay area news at 11:00. >>> oakland police are trying to sort out the details of a nine-hour standoff in the fruit vail district. 1:30 this morning, two shooting victims came into a hospital, one later died. the house on 25th avenue and international boulevard sparked a standoff that didn't end until 11:30 this morning. the afternoon was spent questioning several people in the house. >> there were a number of people in the home, when we got here, we evacuated. they are out, trying to find -- find out who was involved and what their actual role was. in this particular incident. >> one person was arrested and just a short time ago, the mercury news reported that he is, in fact, a suspect in those shootings. the
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Mar 19, 2013 4:30am PDT
about a raceway crash that killed a 14-year-old boy last weekend. marcus johnson died when his 17-year-old cousin lost control of his car and crashed into the pit area. the johnson family now says chase told them the steering wheel came loose as he entered the turn, causing the crash. the family says the car was new. chase johnson was driving warm-up for a competition when it crashed. >>> the man accused of killing a san francisco newspaper vendor could be in court as early as today. police have arrested 36-year-old mark castle. they say castle picked up 77-year-old dallas ayers and dropped him on the pavement near market. ayers suffered a hip injury and died three weeks later. he was well-known in the area where he sold "the chronicle" for the past 30 years. most recently at the montgomery state bar station. castle is believed to be a transient. >>> a judge is questioning whether a man accused of stealing a yacht from a harbor is competent to stand trial. a court hearing will be held today to appoint drivers to determine if he can stand trial. he is charged with grand theft for steali
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Mar 20, 2013 4:00am PDT
, here's a head-scratcher. neiman marcus and two other retailers have agreed to settle complaints they marketed real fur clothing as fake. >>> yahoo! is in talks to buy a controlling stake in daily motion in what could be a $300 million deal. >>> speaking of video, a new study by motorola mobility claims that 41% of the content recorded on u.s. dvrs is never watched and deleted. >>> get this, a pretty plain looking bowl bought for $3 at a garage sale in new york turned out to be a 1,000-year-old antique from the dynasty. a london art dealer snapped it up for $2.2 million. probably eating cereal out of that thing, too. >>> straight ahead we'll tell the hottest trending stories of the morning. plus, sport casting legend dick vitale goes head to head with a dolphin. >>> and why was a live deer in the back of this car? >>> now to some other stories that caught our eye. in pennsylvania, investigators are trying to figure out the cause of a deadly house explosion that killed one and injured two others. two of the three children that live at that house were at school. the other was treat
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Mar 22, 2013 11:00pm PDT
, marcus duran, hitting the three at the buzzer. the tigers were sill down three. it was the final game for bob tomlinson. 25 years as a coach at his alma mater. >>> they're going to have to run through a very strong syracuse team coming off a win in montana. of course, we all know where berkley is, but cal wants to make sure the rest of the country does, as well. >> tomorrow will be a fwraet opportunity for us to make a name for ourselves and, you know, put ourselves on that, you know, national scale with, you know, teams like kansas and north carolina and duke. and it's just, like, another basketball team. if we go and play with the same energy we played with last night, if we get the game plan in, i think that would bring a lot of people's attention to putting california on the map as a national team. >> high school championship division 5 here arrives from san diego. st. joe's at the line-up. carington taking the free-throw all the way. horizon dumps you. ethan underwood, though, needing a miracle to win it. are you kidding me? he does it. the dramatic victory by a poin. you're not
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Mar 23, 2013 11:00pm PDT
-old marcus johnson of petaluma before the race began. the two were killed when a car driven by johnson's cousin crashed into the pit area. the race has been controversial but officials say it was impossible to reschedule the race. >>> san jose police released a picture today and they want to you take a good look at it. this is man stabbed and killed a san jose mother yesterday. it happened in broad daylight in a parking lot across the street from the sheriff's department. 25-year-old juan ramirez had allegedly been stalking the person for two years. the 29-year-old leaves behind a 10-year-old son. >> she was doing all the right things. she was contacting the police department. she was reporting these crimes. she was puck out restraining orders trying to protect herself from this individual. it is very unfortune that this happened. it appeared that she was doing everything she could do to avoid it. >> investigators say ramirez may be headed to mexico, possibly driving a dark green 1996 toyota pickup truck similar to the one you see in that picture. >>> santa clara county had a buy back
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Mar 24, 2013 6:00pm PDT
weekend. the family of 14-year-old marcus johnson held a private funeral yesterday and today was a chance for the community to join the family. johnson was killed when his 17-year-old cousin spun out of control during a prerace warmup last weekend. he was in eighth grade and his mom says he would have been touched to see everyone paying tribute to him today. >> he would be overwhelmed, i think he'd say, "wow, cool." but i wish they all were in an arena somewhere watching me play basketball. >> a 58-year-old man was also killed in an accident. he owned another race car on that track. >>> and this evening, the chp is trying to figure out why a man was walking on a freeway in oakland overnight. he was hit and killed. it happened on eastbound 580. the three right lanes were blocked for several hours while investigators within 0 the scene. police say the man may have been trying to run across the lanes or may have fallen from a nearby overpass. >>> san francisco police arrested 11 people today for vandalism. a tip from a neighbor led police to the arrests at 3:00 this morning near seventh stre
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Mar 18, 2013 11:00am PDT
at a raceway. the family of marcus johnson owns this muffler shop in santa rosa. friends bringing flowers and candles and balloons to the front door leaving messages of support for the family. he was killed saturday night when a car on the the raceway lost control and slammed into the pit crew. the car was driven by his 17-year-old cousin, chase johnson. >> this is a total tragedy. it really is. it hits the hard really bad. >> sad this happens. it's a risk we take when we go racing. >> a 68-year-old man was also killed in this crash. the driver, chase johnson, he's from the petaluma area, he was not hurt. >>> in another sad event, a motorcycle rider was killed last night in a multi-car crash on interstate 680 near walnut creek. this all happened about 6:00 p.m. a total of four vehicles involved in the crash including that motorcycle. you can see there a nissan 350 z burst into flames after the collision. details of what happened do remain unclear at this hour but a witness says the motorcycle and another car were driving recklessly before the crash. investigators from chp urging anybody w
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Mar 19, 2013 11:00am PDT
a raceway crash that killed the 14-year-old boy from santa rosa this weekend. marcus johnson died when his 17-year-old cousin chase lost control of a sprint car and crashed right into the pit area at the raceway. the johnson family now said chase tells him the steering wheel in his car came loose as he entered a turn. that ultimately caused the crash. the family said that car was new. at this point it's not clear why the wheel would come loose. the crash happened while chase johnson was driving warm-up laps for an upcoming competition. >>> we are on stormwatch. meteorologist christina loren is standing by with a look at potential rain onot potential, there is rain coming to the bay area. >> right, there is. i've been wrong before, but not many times. it is happening, got to be honest. temperatures are looking pretty good. nice and mild. all the cloud cover overhead subtropical moisture. feels muggy, tropical. last day of winter. it's going to feel winter-like tomorrow for the first day of spring. temperatures getting close to the 70 degree mark just about everywhere. here our counterclockw
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Mar 19, 2013 5:00am PDT
a raceway crash that killed a 14-year-old boy last weekend. marcus johnson died when his 17-year-old cousin lost control of his sprint car and crashed into the pit area. the johnson family now says chase told them the steering wheel came loose as he entered the turn, causing the crash. the family says the car was new. and it's not clear why the wheel would have come loose. chase johnson was driving warm-up for a competition when he crashed. >> tragedy. heartbreaking situation there. >>> 5:36 right now. we go to christina. a feel-good day out there. >> not bad at all. for us early risers, we don't have to deal with the showers until this evening. 50 degrees in san jose. 44 in gilroy. 53 in oakland to start. you might need a coat. you want to bring the umbrella with you. santa rosa, to san francisco. that's where we're expecting our first showers throughout the day. area of low pressure will lift to the north, dragging a weak disturbance through. not expecting much activity until the evening commute home. 6:00 p.m., slick roadways. want to keep that in mind. overall, the main event isn't unti
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Mar 19, 2013 6:00am PDT
weekend. marcus johnson died when his 17-year-old cousin lost control of his sprint car and crashed into the pit area. the johnson family now says chase told them the steering wheel came loose as he entered the turn, causing the crash. the family says the car was new. and it's not clear why the wheel would have come loose. chase johnson was driving warm-up for a competition when he crashed. >>> a judge questioning whether a man accused of stealing a luxury yacht and going on a joyride from a harbor is competent to stand trial. a court hearing will be held today to appoint drivers to determine if he can stand trial. he is charged with grand theft for allegedly stealing the sailboat and running it into the ground earlier this month. he's being held in jail on $1 million bail. >>> it is 6:37. crowds cheer at a demolition site in texas. they weren't cheering about it when they got home. >>> cleanup is a lot more than crews expected following a bridge demolition down in texas last night. that's called rocking the house. crowds cheering, watching the lakeside park, not knowing that that b
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Mar 25, 2013 5:00am PDT
. >> it was so surreal. you couldn't help but wonder what marcus would have thought about all of this, specially being on sports center. >> how heartbreak can for that mother. he was hit by his cousin who spun out of control in a race car during a warmup lap. a 68-year-old man was also killed in that accident. >>> 5:20. a new tribute for the victims of a deadly san bruno pipe explosion. the dedication took place at bethany church. 3 of the 8 people killed ntd blast were members of that church's congregation. community members painted the mural depicting the phoenix rising from the ashes. healing waters and a rainbow of hope. survivors have continued to press for pipeline safety reforms. >>> it is 5:21. coming up, why the man many in the bay area know as mr. road show can't hit the road anymore. plus, a golf shot that you just have to see to believe from up in a tree. we will show you where it ended up. >>> taking a live look outside at the bay bridge this morning. beautiful. all illuminated. traffic moving smoothly across the sand. we will check the morning commute with you. changes in the forec
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Mar 24, 2013 7:00am PDT
was killed at a raceway just north of sacramento. 14-year-old marcus johnson was killed last saturday at maryville raceway park when his cousin lost control of the car he was driving and smashed into the pit area. today's memorial will be held at santa rosa bible church at 2:00 this afternoon. racing continued at the track last night where flags flew at half staff and drivers took a memorial lap honoring johnson and in honor of 68-year-old dale warngren jr. of grass valley who was also killed in the crash. >>> tragedy in fairfield as an oakland boy is found drowned in a backyard pool. the boy's family was visiting friends on how court. 11:30 in the morning families saw the 7-year-old boy floating in the pool. one of the residents pulled the boy from the water and tried to revive the child by doing cpr until police arrived. the boy was pronounced dead at a hospital. police say they don't suspect foul play and that that is just a tragic accident. >>> the man hunt continues this morning for the suspect wanted for stabbing a woman to death in broad daylight in san low someday. investigato
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Mar 18, 2013 7:00am PDT
-year-old boy tragically killed at a crash in on raceway. the family of marcus johnson owns this muffler shop. friends dropping flowers and balloon and leaving messages of support for the family. johnson was killed saturday night when a car lost control and slammed right into the pit crew. that car happened to be driven by johnson's 17-year-old cousin, chase johnson. >> this is a total tragedy. it really is. it hits the heart. >> it is sad that this happens. it is a risk that we take when we go racing. >> heartbreaking there. a 68-year-old man was also killed during that crash. the driver, chase johnson, was not hurt. >>> right now, let's check things out outside. christina loren tells us we have a nice dry day before the rain sets in. >>> the clouds will increase as we head throughout the day. pretty cool shot. you can see the sun beating down on the city. no low clouds to report. temperatures are going to climb from the 40s into the upper 50s at the coast and mid-60s as you break for lunch. upper 60s today and low 70s. comfortable weather for one more day. rain comes. 70, livermore. we
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